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Kato scales
« on: October 26, 2011, 08:46:42 AM »
I've been thinking...... (Mrs Kirky thinks that is a dangerous occupation  :o)

Kato produce models for the Japanese, American and European markets, right??

But what scale do they produce their models in?
Isn't the Japanese N scale 1:150th and yet the European/American market is 1:160th?

If this is the case, then do they produce different models at different scales or do they produce the same models at different scales?

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Re: Kato scales
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011, 08:52:13 AM »
The European models they produce (like the class 66 diesel loco and Eurostar class 373 EMU) are made to 1:160 and intended for the European market - they don't have 1:150 versions of those models as they are not Japanese prototypes. But, yep, the Japanese models are 1:150 scale.

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Re: Kato scales
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2011, 12:23:28 PM »
Except for the Shinkansen models which are 1:160 scale. Why the difference? Most Japanese trains run on narrow gauge track.

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Re: Kato scales
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2011, 02:22:36 PM »
Thanks guys. That clears it up then.

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